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HARRISBURG, PA.—The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced its first round of conditional awards for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding. The Electrification Coalition applauds Pennsylvania for being one of the first states in the U.S. to award funding. PennDOT selected 54 projects in 35 counties for a total investment of $33.8 million this round.
The NEVI funding is a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Funds are allocated from the federal government to states to install EV charging infrastructure along highways.
These dollars are funding key projects like the one at the Sheetz in Sewickey, McDonald’s in Penndel, the Love’s Travel Stop in Slippery Rock, Wawa in Summerdale, Al’s Quick Stop in Drums, Emlenton Truck Plaza in Venango County, and dozens of places in between. Awards ranged from $163,000 to over $1.1 million. The PennDOT website includes a complete list and map of conditional awards.
“With these dollars, Pennsylvania is leading states in deploying National EV Infrastructure (NEVI) funding and is one step closer to full build-out of charging infrastructure, expanding access to charging for more drivers,” said Anne Blair, vice president of policy with the Electrification Coalition.
PennDOT anticipates opening its next round of funding, titled Round 1a, this fall with an additional $20 million available to reach full build-out. Pennsylvania will receive a total of $171.5 million in dedicated formula funding.
About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. electrificationcoalition.org